Safe drinking water is the cornerstone of a long healthy life. Communities without reliable, safe water suffer from many chronic conditions and illnesses caused by toxic metals, harmful chemicals, or deadly bacteria in their water. Well water and city water in Florida is safer than many areas of the world, but it can still contain harmful contaminants or impurities that give your water a foul taste or smell. Bottled water has become a massive global market to meet our demand for clean, crisp drinking water. Did you know that a water filtration system is a more effective, convenient, and reliable source of crystal-clear water? If you rely on bottled water, it may be time to invest in a water filtration system that can last for decades. Why make the switch? Read on for the top three reasons a water filtration system is better than
Living on bottled water is expensive! Buying a case of water might seem cheap, but the cost over the year quickly adds up. According to Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/bottled-water-costs-2000x-more-than-tap-2013-7), bottled water costs 2,000 times more than drinking water. That figure came out in 2013. Considering how much costs have risen since then, the annual price tag of drinking bottled water is likely much more expensive.
While installing a whole home water filtration system is a greater upfront cost, it will quickly pay for itself. Your monthly expenses will go down immediately, leaving more room in your budget for other priorities.
Bottled water is marketed as a safer alternative to tap water, but studies suggest it isn’t. Numerous studies and exposes have revealed that bottled water brands often present a false image of their products to us.
Most bottled water is the same quality or worse than tap water. A comprehensive test of bottled water by Environmental Working Group (EWG) (https://www.ewg.org/research/bottled-water-quality-investigation) revealed: “a surprising array of chemical contaminants in every bottled water brand analyzed, including toxic byproducts of chlorination.” Some samples exceeded states’ legal limits for contaminants in drinking water.
How can bottled water brands get away with selling contaminated water? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have as high standards for bottled water as the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for city water (a result of the Safe Water Act). Bottled water brands also aren’t required to let you know what is in their water. In contrast, municipal water suppliers must have the water they treat routinely tested and disclose this information to the public.
With a whole-home water filtration system, you can trust your water is safe and tastes refreshing. A professional water treatment specialist, like ours at Atlantic Coast Water Clinic, will analyze your water before recommending a filtration system. Our goal is to ensure the system you get addresses your home’s unique water quality issues.
Drinking bottled water industry isn’t just a drain on your expenses; it is also a drain on the environment. According to The Water Project (https://thewaterproject.org/bottled-water/bottled_water_wasteful), meeting America’s demand for bottled water requires over 1.5 million barrels of oil to manufacture plastic bottles. Of the millions of plastic bottles manufactured, only 1 in five will be recycled. The rest are left to fill landfills or end up littering our streets, fields, and waterways. (It takes more than 1,000 for a plastic water bottle to bio-degrade.) Investing in a water filtration system and ditching bottled water is an easy way to help reduce pollution and your carbon footprint.
Breaking the habit of drinking bottled water is easy when you can enjoy refreshing, clean water from your faucet at home. Filtered water is cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly than bottled water.
Activated carbon filters and reverse osmosis (RO) filtration systems can even remove toxic metals like lead ensuring the water you use for cooking, drinking, and bathing is safe. How do you know what filter to get? If you live in South Florida, call Atlantic Coast Water Clinic at 772) 283-4767 for a Free Analysis! The best water filtration system for your home depends on what’s in your water. After analyzing your water, we will recommend a water filtration system based on your home’s water quality.